Disseminator of misleading information will face stern action: PCN

27 March 2020, Kathmandu

The Press Council Nepal (PCN) has urged that any media or person disseminating misleading information regarding the coronavirus would face stern action.

Stating that some online news portals, which are not registered in the Department of Information and Broadcasting, have been disseminating fake information, the PCN said they would be closely monitored and action taken accordingly.

At a time when the world is reeling under the crisis of COVID-19, Council has urged and appealed to the media many times to produce and share factual news.

Issuing the press release, the Council has again appealed to journalists, media persons and social media users to maintain restraint and disseminate credible news.

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